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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) is a national organization committed to excellence in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy practice, education and research. Fellows of the AAOMPT provide the highest level of musculoskeletal care through advanced manual therapy practice.

The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists Incorporated (IFOMPT) represents groups of Manipulative and Manual Physical Therapists around the world who have completed stringent post-registration/post-graduation specialisation programmes in the field of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.

IFOMPT actively encourages improved patient management by its Standards Document and by actively endorsing evidence-based practice. IFOMPT was formed in 1974 and is a subgroup of World Physiotherapy.


The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy leads the physical therapy field in research, practice and education so that members deliver care that is evidence‐based, innovative, and effective. The AOPT’s Mission is to empower members to excel in orthopaedic physical therapy. The AOPT’s Vision is to be a world leader in providing resources to optimize movement and musculoskeletal health.

The New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA) is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ) and is one of the member organisations of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).  The NZMPA currently has more than 400 members.

The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) is a professional organization of physiotherapists who have completed post-graduate training in hands on therapy treatment techniques that meet the International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapy (IFOMPT) standards.